How to Uninstall Alarms and Clock on Windows 10 (and other Built-in Apps)

Read here how to Uninstall Alarms and Clock on Windows 10, and how to uninstall any built-in app by using PowerShell or a third-party program.

Truth be told, at least over half of the Windows 10 native apps are useless for any given user (and I am being optimistic,) but they keep taking up disk space in our PCs, and some of us prefer not having stuff that we aren’t going to use.

Unfortunately, uninstalling Windows 10 built-in apps through Windows 10 is not as simple as it should be, and the Alarms and Clock app is no different. But we can make it easy with the use of a third-party program.

To uninstall the Alarms and Clock app on Windows 10 the easy way, download the program IObit Uninstaller and select Windows Apps on its left sidebar to see a list of all Windows apps that can be uninstalled. Select Alarms and Clock from the list, and click on uninstall.

Another way to do this, without installing any program, is through Windows PowerShell.

To uninstall the Alarms and Clock app on Windows PowerShell:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin):
    Windows PowerShell (Admin) on WIndows 10
  2. In the Windows PowerShell, input the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
    How to Uninstall Alarm and Clock PowerShell

Using any of these methods will permanently delete Alarms and Clock on Windows 10, but you don’t need to stop here. You can delete every Windows 10 app you never use if you want to free space in your C: drive.

(If you don’t use Microsoft Store and want to know how to uninstall it, check this article on how to safely Uninstall Microsoft Store in Windows 11.)

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Apps The Easy Way

The easiest way to uninstall Windows 10 apps, or any program, is by using IObit Uninstaller. And it is no wonder of the must-have apps in Windows 10.

With IObit Uninstaller, you can visualize all Windows apps in a list and how much space they take; then, you can uninstall multiple apps at once by clicking on the uninstall button. Another essential feature is that the program creates a system restore point before uninstalling, which makes the process much safer.

To uninstall multiple windows 10 apps with IObit Uninstaller:

  1. Download and install IObit Uninstaller.
    Download: IObit Uninstaller
  2. Open the program and select Windows Apps on the left sidebar:
  3. Mark the checkboxes of all Windows apps you want to remove, then click on Uninstall:

You can also use the program to uninstall other software as well.

How to Uninstall Windows 10 Apps By Using PowerShell

To uninstall Windows 10 apps directly through Windows, you need to use PowerShell. To do this:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin):
  2. In the Windows PowerShell, input the command corresponding to the app you want to delete, for example, Get-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage to remove 3D Builder.
    How to Uninstall 3dbuilder powershell

Below is a list of the commands for different Windows apps:

Windows app nameCommand to Uninstall in PowerShell
3D BuilderGet-AppxPackage *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
3D ViewerGet-AppxPackage Microsoft. Microsoft3DViewer | Remove-AppxPackage
Alarms and ClockGet-AppxPackage *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
CalculatorGet-AppxPackage *windowscalculator* | Remove-AppxPackage
Calendar and MailGet-AppxPackage *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
CameraGet-AppxPackage *windowscamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
CortanaGet-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage
Get OfficeGet-AppxPackage *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get SkypeGet-AppxPackage *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get StartedGet-AppxPackage *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Groove MusicGet-AppxPackage *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
MapsGet-AppxPackage *windowsmaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Microsoft Solitaire CollectionGet-AppxPackage *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
MoneyGet-AppxPackage *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Movies & TVGet-AppxPackage *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
NewsGet-AppxPackage *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
OneNoteGet-AppxPackage *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Paint 3DGet-AppxPackage Microsoft.MSPaint | Remove-AppxPackage
PeopleGet-AppxPackage *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Phone CompanionGet-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
PhotosGet-AppxPackage *photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
StoreGet-AppxPackage *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
SportsGet-AppxPackage *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Voice RecorderGet-AppxPackage *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
WeatherGet-AppxPackage *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
XboxGet-AppxPackage *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage

Here is a step-by-step video on how to uninstall Windows built-in apps in PowerShell:

If you want to uninstall these through Windows, you will need to do them one by one in PowerShell, which is not very convenient.

If you are unsure which Windows apps you can uninstall safely, keep reading below.

Which Windows 10 Apps Can I Uninstall?

There are no essential Windows 10 apps; if you can uninstall an app, you can do without it. You can always find third-party programs to do the same task. But, if you don’t have a particular reason to do so, there is no significant reason to uninstall most of these apps, as they take up little disk space.

Some apps like Calculator and Photos, for example, cover some basic user needs or are very useful, like OneNote, while others don’t take up enough disk size for you to be bothered by them.

Also, be careful not to uninstall the Surface app if you have a Surface laptop like me.

If you need to free some space in your C: drive, these are the Windows built-in apps that take up the most disk space:

Windows app nameApp Size (in MB)
Your Phone303.89 MB
Mail and Calendar Accounts205.03 MB
Video Editor182.76 MB
Photos182.76 MB
Microsoft Whiteboard156.57 MB
OneNote for Windows 10136.35 MB
Photos.DLC.MediaEngine93.35 MB
3D Viewer71.66 MB

Deleting those could free upwards of 1GB in your C: drive, but think carefully before uninstalling apps you might need.

However, if you uninstalled something you want back, later on, you can also reinstall it.

How to Reinstall Windows 10 Built-in Apps

The simplest way to restore the uninstalled Windows 10 apps is by creating a new user account. The new user account will have all the deleted apps except for Cortana.

How to reinstall Windows 10 built-in Apps by creating a new user account

To create a new user account:

  1. Go to Settings in the Start Menu (the cog icon):
  2. On Windows Settings, click on Accounts.
  3. On the Accounts windows, click on Family & Other User. Under Other Users, click on Add someone else to this PCAdd someone else to this PC Windows

This should do the trick.

(To learn how to remove an e-mail account from Windows 10/11 that you cannot access, read the article I’ve written about.)

How to reinstall Windows 10 built-in Apps using PowerShell

To do it in PowerShell:

  1. Press Windows + X and select Windows PowerShell (Admin):
  2. Close all the apps if there are any opened.
  3. In the Windows PowerShell, input the following command:
    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}
    How to Reinstall all Windows 10 built-in apps in PowerShell

Wait while Windows reinstall all the built-in apps. All your apps should be back when the process is finished.


Even though you can uninstall the Alarm and Clocks, as well as other Windows built-in apps, using PowerShell, it is easier and safer to uninstall it using IObit Uninstaller. It is faster and lets you create a restore point before the process.

You can use IObit Uninstaller also to uninstall other built-in Windows 10 apps, but the benefits of uninstalling most of those are small, as they don’t take up a lot of disk space.

Remember that if you delete some app and regret it, you can always have them back by creating a new user account or reinstalling them through PowerShell.

If you see the error “the requested operation requires elevation” when running a command in Windows PowerShell, check the article I’ve written on that.

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My first desktop computer, back in the 1990s, opened a whole new world for me; since then I am a heavy PC user (who will never get used to smartphones.) I worked for five years in the PC software industry, and my favorite version of Windows is still Windows 95.

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